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Brain-Twitter Interface

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posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 08:10 PM

In early April, Adam Wilson posted a status update on the social networking website Twitter—just by thinking about it.

Just 23 characters long, his message, “using EEG to send tweet,” demonstrates a natural, manageable way in which “locked-in” patients can couple brain-computer interface technologies with modern communication tools.

A University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering doctoral student, Wilson is among a growing group of researchers worldwide who aim to perfect a communication system for users whose bodies do not work, but whose brains function normally. Among those are people who have ALS, brain-stem stroke or high spinal cord injury.

Technological Telepathy

So...technological telepathy is now possible.

I actually only have a few question for people regarding this story..

How do you suppose they learned to do this without in-depth research into the day to day brain activities of every day people? How long do you think "they" have been researching this topic? And how possible do you think it is that they used involuntary subjects?

Honest Questions so I request considered responses please...

posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 08:40 PM
Professor Kevin Warwick has been working on merging man and machine foar a while. In 1998 he implanted a silicon chip transponder in his arm.. Then in 2002 he underwent another opperation Cyborg 2.0. This type of research has been going on for a while. It's very interesting, and could help a lot of people with limited to no mobility.

posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 09:29 PM
We've been reverse engineering the human brain for quite a while now. If this revelation is surprising or new, you just haven't been keeping up with the field. We know enough about it to create workable block diagrams and emulate certain sections independently. We've been able to use signals from the nervous system to move prosthetic limbs for awhile, and we're making great headway in not just tapping into the nervous system - but using the signals from the brain itself to move limbs - as well as provide feedback.

We still have a long way to go, but the pace at which we're able to unlock the brain's mysteries is increasing in at about the same pace our understanding of our genetic code is. By the time we have computers capable of fully emulating the brain, we will be close to (or have) the understanding we need to actually fully model the brain. It's not that far off.

Remember also that while the brain itself is highly complex - the instructions for building a brain coded in your DNA are really quite simple by comparison. This understanding and technology for interaction is not a sudden development, it's been a long time coming... and it's just the tip of the iceberg.

posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 09:37 PM

Originally posted by Lasheic
and it's just the tip of the iceberg.

Precisely my point...

I want to establish scientific research on the brain and sociality, "reverse-engineer" (where applicable) innocuous studies based in the name of paralyzed diabilities and substantiate the TI crowd.

Behavioural research did not end with MK-ULTRA...

[edit on Wed, 29 Apr 2009 21:38:12 -0500 by MemoryShock]

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